Following the growth of the 1990s, Evergreen Goodwill began to take a more holistic approach to its social programs in the early 2000s.
In the 1990s, the Pacific Northwest experienced significant cultural and economic shifts, with Evergreen Goodwill at the forefront of this transformation.
The 1980s were an electrifying time, not only because of the vibrant fashion and music but also because of the revolutionary rise of the personal computer.
In the 1970s, Seattle's growth brought diversity and the need for disability support. Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington assisted those facing economic and educational challenges. Like today, we offered free job training classes including cashiering, graphic arts, electronics, and banking, along with GED guidance, resume help, interviews, and English classes for non-native speakers.
In the early 1960s the Seattle Lane Street headquarters and flagship store underwent significant expansion that provided more work and retail space. See what else influenced changes in the 1960s.
Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington Celebrates 100 Years of Impact with Free Community Events and New Historical Exhibit
Evergreen Goodwill is celebrating its 100th anniversary of making a positive impact on the community. To commemorate this milestone, the organization is hosting a series of free Birthday Bash celebrations across the region, featuring live entertainment, giveaways, and opportunities to learn about their programs and partnerships.
In 1953, the organization’s flagship store location was substantially expanded into the iconic store that remains today at 1400 South Lane Street in Seattle. This store continues to be the largest Goodwill thrift store in the world.
Join Evergreen Goodwill for a fabulous shopping event celebrating Pride. Find your perfect Pride outfit with the help of local drag performers and a curated collection of sustainable fashion.
Evergreen Goodwill's history through the 1940s was marked by two distinct milestones that included being a great support during the wartime effort and a major fire that destroyed the organization's main warehouse and headquarters building, opening the doors to a modern beginning.
An era marked by the Great Depression also represented an important opportunity for Evergreen Goodwill to provide support for those in need at its newly-developed headquarters facility.